In + Around San Antonio

A parent’s guide to all things San Antonio! The Alamo City is geographically a large area and there are tons of things to do in a variety of spots in and around the city. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, this is a great starting place. From kid-friendly restaurants to the best things to do with your family, Alamo City Moms has you covered with everything to do in our great city. Our team of 40+ moms is happy to share the ins-and-outs of what’s happening in San Antonio! Topics of articles include museums, parks, arts, restaurants, family-friendly events, the River Walk, Sea World, Schlitterbahn, Fiesta Texas and much, much more.

During this time of social distancing, many of us have adopted new hobbies or gone back to something that we haven’t done in a long time: from painting and crafting, to cooking and exercising, among many other things. In my...
Staying home is not my thing. I like being on the go, seeing and experiencing new places with my kids. All of that came to a screeching halt the week after Spring Break thanks to COVID-19. When the Texas...
As we near the end of summer and prepare for back to school and all things fall, let’s not forget to take a pause and enjoy the great outdoors. From hiking and biking trails to kid-friendly swimming holes, explore...
So. Over. It. It's the cry from moms and kiddos everywhere. We've stayed in, stayed isolated, and done our best to stay healthy. The bad news? There's no end in sight. We have to keep at it to stay safe. The...
Who doesn’t love to celebrate a birthday? Since my children were about five years old, their birthday celebrations have usually been a family dinner on the actual date and then a birthday party of sorts for them on a...
Even though we've had a pretty rainy year so far, when the Edward's Aquifer drops below a certain level, San Antonio heads into water restrictions to help conserve our precious water resources. As of July 10, 2020 San Antonio...

San Antonio Food Trucks

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If you’ve been in San Antonio for much time at all, you are well aware that we are a foodie’s paradise. You turn pretty much any corner in any part of town and you’ll be able to fill your...
I arrived in San Antonio one summer day before my birthday in July 2012. I still remember looking down from the plane and my husband telling me, "See that? That's downtown." I saw tall buildings piled up and a...
San Antonio has a population of 1.53 million people, 6.18%, or approximately 94,700, of which are Black or African American. To find this data, I used this source which is actually focused on COVID-19 research but has a vast amount of...
As an avid hiker my hope is that my kids will develop a similar love for the outdoors, but let’s be honest––hiking is, well… walking. A whole lot of walking. While in its simplest form, hiking is really just...
The Texas Education Agency has officially released its re-opening guidelines for schools across Texas for the 2020-2021 school year as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic. Moving forward under these guidelines, school districts, private schools, and public charter schools will...
An old friend of mine recently hosted an exchange student from Denmark for the school year. Out of the blue, she called me to say they made plans to drive from Houston to San Antonio for a day trip...
If you’re anything like me, finding any and every reason to eat ice cream, especially during the summer, is a full-time hobby. I recently discovered that in 1984 President Ronald Reagan deemed ice cream so important he decided it...
Ice cream, staying up late, drives at dusk, watermelon, and the Summer Reading Program are my family’s summer staples. The Summer Reading Program has been part of my summer experiences since I was a kid and even...

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2020 Thanksgiving Roundup: Where to Dine-In and Carry Out This Turkey...

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In years past, I was the queen of meal planning and prepping. I wrote lists, shopped seasonal items for best priced options, and chopped...

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